So there has been a lot of speculation since the launch of the Apple Watch about what the update cycle will be. Many have speculated that it will be longer than the typical 1 year cycle for most of Apple's product line, and be more in line with like the Apple TV and be 2-3 years. The rationale being summed up in 2 arguments. 1) How can Apple make people spend $15,000 on a watch and then come out with a new one just a year later?! 2) The watch won't need frequent updates because it doesn't need processing power. The processing can be offloaded to the iPhone. 3) What else could they add And to those arguments I say 1) Yeah ok... why would Apple care about that? 2) I think we can all agree that using processing power on the iPhone sucks. Native apps with wOS2.0 will certainly be the future. 3) Seriously? Better battery. Better/more efficient processer. GPS. Additional (more reliable) health sensors. There is so much in this space. Needless to say I'm in the "yearly upgrade" camp. However... Could we be seeing an Apple Watch 2 this year (Sept/Oct)?? Follow me on this. Here are my thoughts/reasons. 1) The rumor was that the Apple Watch was supposed to be released last fall. Supposedly the software was the holdup on the watch's release. The hardware appeared to be ready (or at least pretty darn close) at annoucement on 9 September. If Apple started Watch 2 development around that time then Sept/Oct would coincide with a yearly release cycle. 2) It would be perfect to coincide with wOS2/iOS9. iOS device launches almost always coincide with a major OS release (yes, I know there are exceptions, hence the "almost"). Plus with the native apps it would probably be pretty handy to get a) more processing power and b) more storage for all these apps. 3) Holiday season. Nuff said. Apple would probably want to make the watch shiny new for the holidays. Thoughts?